# [texhax] tip: time-am-pm

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Jul 12 01:22:55 CEST 2016

On 2016-07-11 at 16:52:28 -0400, Ron RJF Fehd wrote:

> I wanted to add a time-stamp to a document
> and found that \time contains the number of minutes since midnight.
>
> The TeX Reference Manual, by David Bausum
> contains a function to format time to civilian time

I fear that suggestions like this are forgotten very soon, especially
because there is a lot of traffic on this list.

David Bausum wrote his book 14 years ago and maybe it's worthwhile to
ask him whether he could upload some useful stuff to CTAN.  I fear
that the publishing house has to agree.  But you can ask, at least.

On the other hand, I don't think that this package solves any problem
a halfways smart TeX user can't solve himself.  Dividing minutes since
midnight by 60 isn't a big deal.  And everything else is trivial too.
Sure, a macro package is quite convenient.  At least if it's part of
TeX Live.

Regards,
Reinhard

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